Start-up Company Silvercloud Health Wins ‘Most Investable Business in Ireland’ Award
May 16, 2012
National Digital Research Centre spinout company, SilverCloud Health, an innovative, cloud- based platform that enables healthcare organisations to deliver a broad range of therapeutic programmes, was recently named ‘Most Investable Business in Ireland’ at the Irish Software Association and Irish Venture Capital Association Software Investment Forum.
The company was created out of the ‘Technology Enhanced Therapy’ project, led by Dr Gavin Doherty in collaboration with Dr John Sharry, a joint translational research project undertaken by NDRC with Trinity College Dublin’s School of Computer Science & Statistics and the charity Parents Plus at the Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
“Dr Doherty and Dr Sharry’s idea was to revolutionise the healthcare sector by providing programmes that cover the full spectrum of health and wellness from depression and anxiety to addictions and long term Illness,” stated Associate Director of Trinity Research and Innovation, Dr James Callaghan. “By forming a team with Ken Cahill and project researchers James Bligh, Karen Tierney and David Coyle, they developed SilverCloud to a stage where these research ideas will be utilized for societal and economic benefit.”
SilverCloud Health provides a platform to enable healthcare professionals and organisations to rapidly create and deliver a broad range of engaging computerised therapeutic/wellness programmes to their clients. It was one of six companies short-listed for the Software Investment Forum, an event jointly run by the Irish Software Association and Irish Venture Capital Association which sees start-ups compete in front of a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors.
NDRC is an independent enterprise dedicated to accelerating research from idea to income. It was was founded in 2007 by Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and the National College of Art and Design, with support from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
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